Design Review makes better buildings and places

New research demonstrates that independent design review improves the design of buildings and brings clear benefits to the quality of places. Research carried out by the Place Alliance, supported by the Mayor of London and Urban Design London, provides convincing...

Place-making through Permission in Principle (DCLG consultation)

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Technical Consultation on Implementation of Planning Changes (February 2016) closes this Friday. It focuses on a range of issues relating to the provisions of the new Housing and Planning Bill and other...

Building Better Places – We need to aim higher

Today the House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment released their report “Building Better Places”. Prof Matthew Carmona, Chair of Place Alliance and Specialist Advisor to the Select Committee commented: “The report sets out a...